The i Paper Real life editor, digital and now also print (2018-present)

  • Produce strong exclusives and cover a range of topics including health, education, inequality, women's issues, relationships and personal finance
  • Been a top performer for web hits, reaching nearly 1 million monthly views
  • Alongside specialism do weekend shifts reporting general breaking news (e.g. politics and global developments)
  • In the site’s infancy, was in charge of editing the site’s home page and managing its social media as part of a rota of senior staff
  • Supervised a freelance real life writer and a junior staffer

Volunteer mentor The Social Mobility Foundation (2021)

  • Coached aspiring journalists who are high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds

MailOnline Health reporter (2017-2018)

  • Worked to tight deadlines writing breaking news for the world’s biggest news site
  • Sourced own strong exclusives that were often featured on the home page
  • Proved my ability to turn complex information into clear, engaging copy e.g. reporting new scientific journal studies
  • Undertook health editor duties on occasions including selecting news to cover, managing the channel, liaising with the paper and US desk and monitoring analytics

Candis Deputy editor (2015-2016)

  • Responsible for day-to-day running of the magazine – ensuring it was produced on time, to budget and to high standards – along with website content
  • Managed a team of five, conducted appraisals and developed a network of freelancers
  • Flat-planned, commissioned and edited a range of features, including celebrity, charity, health, beauty, fashion, food, travel and fiction
  • Carefully planned work flow with design and photographic teams juggling multiple projects
  • In charge of an editorial budget and as part of a board distributed charity funding

Freelance journalist (2015)

  • Wrote for the national press, including Mail Online, Mirror Online and Love It!

OMG! magazine (Now merged with Love It!) Assistant editor (2014-2015)

  • Sourced, wrote and commissioned real life stories and assisted with flatplanning, overseeing layout/design, proofreading and subbing
  • Managed the magazine's social media which included sourcing competitions

Trinity Mirror Sub-editor of heritage titles (2013-2014)

  • Worked mainly on the Mirror’s World War 100 magazines to mark the centenary
  • Generated content ideas, wrote and commissioned features, and designed eye-catching pages
  • Displayed a meticulous eye for detail subbing magazines consistently to house style

Liverpool Unites Fundraising and PR manager (2012-2013)

  • Managing Liverpool ECHO’s in-house children’s charity as sole worker demanded self-initiative
  • Developed and implemented a strategy to raise an ambitious target for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, though events, community initiatives and editorial campaigns involving case studies and recruitment of celebrity ambassadors
  • Launched print advertising campaigns across the ECHO and its sister titles

Newsquest (North West) Features writer/sub-editor (2011-2012)

  • Wrote and designed promotional features across 12 weekly local newspapers
  • Steered the relaunch of a glossy magazine Wirral Lifestyle as content editor

Hull Daily Mail Senior news reporter (2009-2011)

  • Worked at the fast-paced city office for the Hull Daily Mail and the district office in a small team under pressure to produce daily front pages and edition pages for the East Riding Mail
  • Responsible for reporting three magistrates’ courts and health in the East Riding
  • Covered inquests, public enquiries, council meetings, general and local elections, business, crime, health, GMC hearings, human interest, FOI and various events
  • Produced videos and content for the web

Work placements (2007-2008)

  • Liverpool ECHO, Southport Visiter, Wirral News,, MEN, Now Online and Candis

Wirral Autistic Society Fundraising officer (2005-2007)

  • Proactive role as the only paid fundraiser generating income through grants, events and community fundraising

Advanstar Communications Assistant editor (2004-2005)

  • Wrote news and features across three international monthly healthcare magazines


National certificate examination (NCE) – Pamela Meyrick award for Best NCE Candidate in the North/North Wales (2010-2010)

Press Association Training – Various short courses (2010-2010)

NCTJ foundation course in multimedia (including video training and shorthand at 110wpm) – Press Association Training (2008-2008)

NCTJ fast-track diploma in magazine journalism – Liverpool Community College (2007-2007)

NVQs in Photoshop and Illustrator – Wirral Metropolitan College (2004)

Business administration, BA (Hons), 2:1 – Liverpool John Moores University (1999-2003)

A-levels in business (B), politics (C) and English lit (C) – Wirral Metropolitan College (1998-1999)